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Building Technology Heritage Library

Association for Preservation Technology, Int.

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides. Trade catalogs are an important primary source to document past design and construction practices. These materials can aid in the preservation and conservation of older structures as well as other research goals.

About the Building Technology Heritage Library

The BTHL contains materials from various private and institutional collections. These materials are rarely available in most architectural and professional libraries. The first major architectural trade catalog collection is that of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, which encompasses more that 4,000 catalogs from the early 19th century through 1963. In addition to the architectural trade catalogs, the initial contributions include a large number of house plan catalogs, which will be of great interest to owners of older homes. The future growth of the Building Technology Heritage Library will also include contemporary materials on building conservation.

Searching the collection

The BTHL keywords include the standard subject headings used by the Library of Congress and an additional nomenclature used by the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). The CSI Master Format 2004 Numbers and Titles have been used for most materials. This will allow contemporary practitioners to search through historic archives with a modern nomenclature.

The Construction Specification Institute Master Format 2004 Numbers and Titles

Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements
Division 01 – General Requirements
Division 02 – Existing Conditions
Division 03 – Concrete
Division 04 – Masonry
Division 05 – Metals
Division 06 – Wood, Plastics, and Composites
Division 07 – Thermal and Moisture Protection
Division 08 – Openings
Division 09 – Finishes
Division 10 – Specialties
Division 11 – Equipment
Division 12 – Furnishings
Division 13 – Special Construction

Facility Services Subgroup

Division 21 – Fire Suppression
Division 22 – Plumbing
Division 23 – Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning
Division 25 – Integrated Automation
Division 26 – Electrical
Division 27 – Communications
Division 28 – Electronic Safety and Security

Site and Infrastructure Subgroup

Division 31 – Earthwork
Division 32 – Exterior Improvements
Division 33 – Utilities
Division 34 – Transportation
Division 35 – Waterway and Marine Construction

Process Equipment Subgroup

Division 40 – Process Integration
Division 41 – Material Processing and Handling Equipment
Division 42 – Process Heating, Cooling, and Drying Equipment
Division 43 – Process Gas and Liquid Handling, Purification and Storage Equipment
Division 44 – Pollution Control Equipment
Division 45 – Industry-Specific Manufacturing Equipment
Division 48 – Electrical Power Generation

About the Association for Preservation Technology  http://www.apti.org

Association for Preservation Technology International is a cross-disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. APT is an international organization based in North America. APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, crafts persons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.

Please consider joining APT to show your support for the Building Technology Heritage Library and become a part of our community.  www.apti.org


Thanks to our sponsors and contributors:

The Building Technology Heritage Library has been supported by grants from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Historic Preservation Education Foundation, the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. In kind contributions have been provided by the Association for Preservation Technology, the Internet Archive, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Mike Jackson, FAIA, and Dean Koga.


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Building Technology Heritage Library
by Associated Newspapers Inc.
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80 pg., ill., plans, 23x28  cm
Topics: House plans -- Catalogs, Domestic architecture, Ranch hoses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Herman H. York
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63 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Holland's Magazine
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76 p., ill., plans, 28 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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1 v. (approx 150 p.) ill., plans, 28 cm, trade catalog
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Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, churches, commercial buildings, banks
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Poultry Tribune
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47 pg., ill., 28 cm.;
Topics: Poultry -- Catalogs, Poultry -- Housing, Chicken coups, Farm buildings'
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Small House Planning Bureau
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v. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by J. S. Ogilvie, Publishers
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44, 10 p. : ill., plans ; 19 cm., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Archway Press, Inc.
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46 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by U. S. Department of Agriculture
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70 p. ; ill., plans ; 22 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, farm houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Bituminous Coal Institute
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29 p., illus., plans, 28 cm,
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Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, small homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Small House Planning Bureau
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52 p., ill., 27 cm., trade catalog
Topics: Small houses-- designs and plans, bungalows -- designs and plans, bungalows, house plans --...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Lake Shore Lumber & Coal Co.
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53 p., ill, 32 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Bishopric Manufacturing Co.
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1 portfolio (12 sheets) : ill., plans ; 27 cm. trade catalogs.
Topics: House plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, stucco
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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40 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
Topics: house plans catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, brick houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
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56 p. ; ill., plans ; 20 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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32 p. ; ill., plans ; 34 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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24 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Detroit Times
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50 p., illus., plans, 22 x 28 cm, house plans
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Building Plan Service
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46 pg., ill., plans, 26 cm. trade catalog
Topics: House plans -- Catalogs, domestic architecture, Ranch houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Curtis Companies, Inc.
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96 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 25 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
61 p., ill., 21 cm, plans
Topics: domestic architecture, designs and plans -- domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
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48 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, ranch homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by House Plan Headquarters, Inc.
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46 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, ranch homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Monthly Small House Club, Inc.
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50 p. ; ill., plans ; 25 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, small homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by C. L. Bowes
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184 p. ; ill., plans ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by California Redwood Assoc.
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31 p., illus., plans, 26 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, redwood
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Modern Home Plans
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48 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
( 1 reviews )
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, ranch houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Archway Press, Inc.
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47 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Wm. A. Radford
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24 p. ; ill., plans ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Building Plan Service
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64 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Small Homes Plan Service
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[20] p. ; ill., plans ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Wm. A. Radford
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24 p. ; ill., plans ; 29 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Portland Cement Association
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79 p. : ill., plans ; 28 cm. trade catalogs.
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, concrete, Division 03, concrete houses
11-24 p., [103 p.] ; ill., plans ; 18 cm. ; book
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Topics: house plans, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Pioneer Log Cabin Co.
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16 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, log cabins, vacation...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Wm. A. Radford
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xvi p. of plates, [4] p., chiefly color illus., plans, 29 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by L.F. Garlinghouse Co.
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64 p., illus, plans, 28 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans, ranch houses
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Plan Book Company
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32 p., ill., plans, 28 cm, 5th edition, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Western Retail Lumberman's Assoc.
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72 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, barns, farm architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Portland Cement Association
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55 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: farm architecture -- catalogs, Division 03, concrete, concrete forming, house plans, domestic...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago Millwork Supply Co.
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64 p., illus., plans, 22 x 29 cm
Topics: house plans, prefabricated houses, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Portland Cement Association
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67 p. ; ill., plans ; 25 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: farm architecture -- catalogs, Division 03, concrete, concrete forming, house plans, domestic...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by General Roofing Mfg. Co.
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60 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Southern Architectural Bureau
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114 p., ill., plans, 28 mc, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
68 p, ill, 27 x 19.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: House plans -- catalogs, Design and development, domestic architecture, interior design
Building Technology Heritage Library
by National Fire Proofing Company
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16 p, ill, 22.6 x 15 cm, trade catalog
Topics: House plans -- catalogs, Design and development, domestic architecture, interior design
72 p, ill, 27 x 19.7 cm, trade catalog
Topics: House plans -- catalogs, Design and development, domestic architecture, interior design
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Home Building Service Plan
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64 p., ill., 28 cm., trade catalogs
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Dunlop Home Builders Limited.
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26 p, ill, 21.5 x 14 cm, trade catalog
Topics: House plans -- catalogs, Design and development, domestic architecture, interior design
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Face Brick Association
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32 p. ; ill. ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago House Wrecking Co
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41 p., ill., 23 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by DeForest & Hotchkiss Company
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72 p. ; ill. ; 31 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: domestic architecture -- catalogs, house plans -- catalogs, built-in-furniture -- catalogs
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Cleveland publications
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32 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
Topics: house plans catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Mershon & Morley Co.
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35 p. ; ill., plans ; 26 x 30 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Cleveland publications
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[31] p., illus., plans, 27 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago House Wrecking Co.
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40 p. ; ill., plans ; 24 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by L.F. Garlinghouse Co.
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64 p., illus., plans, 28 cm
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by L. F. Garlinghouse Co., Inc.
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48 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Archway Press, Inc.
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48 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by American Plan Service
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v. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans, hotels, apartments, tourist...
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago Millwork Supply Co.
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64 p. ; ill., plans ; 21 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, kit homes, prefabricated
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Harnischfeger Corp.
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[2] p. ; ill., plans ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago Millwork Supply Co.
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48 p. ; ill., plans ; 21 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, kit homes, prefabricated
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Archway Press, Inc.
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48 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by M. L. Keith
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208 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 30 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, bungalows, cottages
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago House Wrecking Co.
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72 p. ; ill., plans ; 27 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago Millwork Supply Company
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60 p., ill., plans, 21 x 28 cm, trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, kit homes, prefabricated
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Chicago Millwork Supply Co.
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56 p., illus., plans, 22 x 30 cm
Topics: House Plans, Prefabricated Houses, Domestic Architecture, Designs And Plans, Prefab, Kit Homes
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Better Homes and Gardens
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66 p. ; ill., plans ; 30 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Cleveland Publications, Inc.
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32 p. ; ill., plans, photographs ; 30 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Harris Brothers Co.
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112 p. ; ill., plans ; 26 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by L. F. Garlinghouse Co.
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64 p. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm. ; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans
223 p. : ill., trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
Building Technology Heritage Library
by Authentic Publications Co.
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96 p., illus., plans, 28 cm, trade literature
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, residential designs and plans
v. ; ill., plans ; 28 cm.; trade catalog
Topics: house plans -- catalogs, domestic architecture, designs and plans